Iconic Aegean Summer - 4 Nights
Our wonderful 4-night Iconic Aegean cruise gives you the perfect opportunity to explore a captivating feast of ancient history, authentic cuisine, Greek culture and stunning vistas. From the captivating capital of Athens, your voyage takes you through glistening crystal waters to discover a wonderful blend of thrilling attractions, dramatic cliffs, rolling landscapes and all the romanticism of the Greek islands.
A stunning bouquet of sightseeing opportunities includes the striking white-washed buildings of Santorini, the iconic windmills of Mykonos, and the majestic castles of Patmos. Included in the price of the cruise are excursions to the ancient city of Ephesus in modern-day Turkey and the awe-inspiring Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights.Book for 2023
Cruise itineraryAt-a-Glance Itinerary
Your romantic 4-night adventure of discovery in the eastern Mediterranean begins in the enchanting emerald waters of the ancient city of Athens. This outstanding modern metropolis boasts a backdrop of striking cliffs, and a wealth of significant archaeological sites you won’t want to miss. Take time to soak up the atmosphere in the bars and cafes along the vibrant waterfront before joining Celestyal’s friendly team onboard.
The magical sun-kissed island of Mykonos invites you to admire its stunning coastline, soft sandy beaches, and rugged rocky landscape. Affectionately known as the ‘Island of the Winds’, Mykonos is home to the 16th-Century windmills that have become iconic landmarks on postcards. The energetic Greek island is well known for its beauty, diverse range of bars, cafes and restaurants and a vibrant atmosphere.
The dynamic beach resort of Kusadasi welcomes you with its warm and friendly ambience. From here you will be whisked away for a guided tour round ancient Ephesus, one of the highlights of this iconic Aegean cruise. Before rebounding the ship, take time to enjoy the scenic seafront promenade and the town’s impressive Grand Bazaar.
The monumental grid of medieval walls provides a picturesque setting as we pull into the port of Skala on the idyllic Greek island of Patmos. Locally known as the ‘island of the Apocalypse’, Patmos boasts a spiritual vibe thanks to the legends of St. John. Take time to explore the lush, forest-like hills that encircle the capital, Chora or join our local guide for an exciting adventure.
The stunning landscape of Greece’s largest Dodecanese island, Rhodes, seamlessly incorporates dramatic ancient and historic sites with charming modern hillside villages. Here you will visit the majestic medieval fortification of the Acropolis at Lindos perched on the clifftop above the crystalline Aegean and explore the cobbled alleyways and narrow arteries in the Old Town where you will discover opulent architecture with Ottoman and Italian influence.
As we pull into Heraklion, you have the chance to snap the imposing 16th-Century walls of Koules Fortress. Here you can enjoy the calm of the stunning waterfront, explore the Cretan countryside or discover the Palace of Knossos. This spellbinding tour invites you to listen to tales of intrigue and learn about Europe’s first civilisation in the Knossos museum. Was the Minotaur half-man or myth? You’re about to find out!
The spectacular sweeping scenery of Santorini will simply take your breath away. The romantic island is dotted with traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches that are clustered over the striking cliffs. It is instantly recognizable as one of the world’s most photographed picture-postcard landscapes. The charming villages provide a beguiling oasis of tranquility and beauty that will exceed all your expectations.
As we arrive back in Athens, we bid you farewell to explore the heart of ancient Greece. One of the oldest cities in the world, the magic of Athens is heralded by its iconic landmarks such as the 5th-Century BC Acropolis. The heritage hub flaunts a heady mix of ancient and modern architecture, beautiful sun-drenched beaches, and lively creative energy.